Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) of Politecnico di Milano was established in 1990 as the Department of Economy and Production (DEP).
The Department’s main objective is research, which is pursued through collaborations with leading Italian and international schools and institutions. Alongside research, the Department focuses on education.
The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, with MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, is part of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

PROGRAMS PORTFOLIO

The teaching is carried out by the professors of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is divided into three main fields:

DIG has the responsibility within Politecnico di Milano for teaching the specializing courses that can be studied in the Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering curriculum. It also underpins a wide range of other courses offered by Politecnico di Milano.

Study Programme in Management Engineering

The Study Programme in Management Engineering comes under the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. The teaching framework includes the three-year Bachelor of Science followed by the two-year Master of Science.

PhD Programme in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

The PhD Programme in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering comes under the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, and, in compliance with Italian university regulations, it awards students a third-level degree and a professional qualification corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon PhD.

 

MISSION

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, DIG, carries out research and teaching in three main areas:

  • Economics, business management and organisation
  • Political, industrial and regional economics
  • Production systems, industrial installations and logistics

Since being established, research in DIG has been defined by its commitment to cutting-edge topics within the international scientific debate and its awareness of the demands of industry and services.
Within each of the above three research areas, DIG’s knowledge and expertise is set out following different, albeit complementary, subject lines.

Economics, business management and organisation
  • Economics and strategic management
  • Management of innovation and company processes
  • Organisational systems
  • Economics and management of financial brokers and company finance
  • Decision support systems.
Political, industrial and regional economics
  • Industrial and technological innovation economics
  • International economics
  • Monetary and financial economics
  • Regional and urban economics
  • Methodological and applied econometrics
Production systems, industrial installations and logistics
  • Designing production systems and industrial installations
  • Production systems management
  • Logistics
  • Security and ergo technology
  • Quality management
  • Plant project management

INTERNATIONALIZATION

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is highly committed to internationalization, which is carried out through a series of initiatives, collaborating with many leading schools and institutions and covering a wide range of research areas.
Skills acquired at DIG give rise to numerous research projects on advanced, emerging topics leading to national and international publications.

DIG ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES

Director
  • Alessandro Perego
Vice Director
  • Raffaella Cagliano
Departmental Council
  • It is composed of professors, researchers, technical and administrative staff representatives and DRIG PhD students
Executive Board

It is composed of the Director, the Vice Director and:

  • Stefano Ronchi, Director of BSc and MSc in Management Engineering
  • Paolo Trucco, Phd Programme Director
  • Andrea Sianesi, MIP President
  • Giuliano Noci, Deputy Director for Internationalisation
  • Massimo G. Colombo, Deputy Director for Research
  • Michela Arnaboldi
  • Vittorio Chiesa
  • Paola Garrone
  • Enrico Cagno
  • Marco Taisch
  • Lucia Tajoli
  • Laura Catellani, Department Manager

Advisory Board
  • Punam Sahgal, Vice President (HR), National Institute for Smart Government, India
  • Wayne W. Huang, Dean School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Maryam Alavi, Dean Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Valerie Suslow, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, USA
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK
  • Mats Engwall, Head of Division of Industrial Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Georg von Krogh, Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH, Switzerland
  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Martin Schader, Associate Director of Quality Services, EFMD Germany
  • Carlo Purassanta, Country General Manager of Microsoft Italy, Microsoft, Italy
  • Aldo Fumagalli Romario, President and CEO, SOL S.p.A., Italy
  • Andrea Pignataro, Founder & CEO, ION Trading, Italy
  •  Giuseppe Falco, CEO, BCG Italy, Greece and Turkey, Italy
  • Laura Frigenti, Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, Italy
  • Melissa Peretti, Country Manager Italy, American Express, Italy
  • Elena Zambon, Zambon President, Italy
  • Matt Symonds, Business School Media Consultant and Rankings Expert, France
Scientific Committee
  • It is composed of all the Full Professors
Comitato di Coordinamento Operativo

It is composed of the Director, the Vice Director and:

  • Laura Catellani, Department Manager and Head of Organizational Unit for Research
  • Annalisa Ferrante,Head of Organizational Unit Administration and Accounting
  • Antonella Frangi, Head of Organizational Unit for Teaching
  • Stefania Peverini, Administrative Secretary